Dr. Edward A. Alvarez has been injecting in the field of facial aesthetics, including Botox®, Kybella®, and dermal fillers such as Juvederm®, Voluma®, Vobella®, Vollure®, for over 12 years. Dr. Alvarez has been certified by both the Facial Beauty Institute in Tennessee, and the Esthetic Skin Institute in Florida. In addition, Dr. Alvarez has undergone training and certification by Allergan, the company behind Botox®, Juvederm®, Kybella®, and other aesthetic products.
Having Botox®, Kybella®, Juvederm®, or other facial aesthetic treatments done by Dr. Alvarez is different in some subtle ways.
Botox® cosmetic is a prescription medicine, also known as a neurotoxin, that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows, also known as the “elevens” or “11’s” in adults.
Botox® cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet by minimizing or eliminating the muscle contractions form frowning and squinting over the years. Dr. Alvarez will inject these muscles with Botox® to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of the skin.
Dr. Alvarez will also use Botox® in the treatment of facial (TMJ) pain caused by clenching of the teeth. Dr. Alvarez will inject Botox® into your facial muscles called the masseter muscles, that become overgrown and increase the pressure to your teeth when you clench, many times eliminating or lessening tooth clenching, and relieving pain from clenching.
Botox® treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; and it’s often called a lunchtime procedure. You will be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave Dr. Alvarez’s office. You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours after treatment with Botox®, and results can sometimes last up to 4 months or more.
Dr. Alvarez only uses genuine Botox® cosmetic from Allergan, no substitutions, or alternatives, and will open the vial in front of you every time you present for treatment.
Dr. Alvarez exclusively uses Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers in the Juvederm® family, made by Allergan. Juvederm® is the #1 selling collection of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers in the United States. Each product in the Juvederm® collection of fillers adds volume to a different area of the face and is used to do things such as lift cheeks, smooth parenthesis lines (nasolabial folds), plump the lips, and others. The results are subtle and long lasting.
The Juvederm® collection of fillers is made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA), and HA is a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. Each product in the Juvederm® collection of fillers is made from a modified form of HA depending on its intended purpose.
Dr. Alvarez administers the treatment during a brief office visit.
Juvederm® Voluma® XC, Juvederm® XC, Juvederm® Ultra XC, and Juvederm® Vollure™ XC all contain lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during treatment. If you are still concerned about treatment discomfort, Dr. Alvarez may offer additional anesthetic options for you, including topical creams, traditional lidocaine numbing, or nitrous oxide (laughing gas).
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Kybella® (Deoxycholic Acid) Injection is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin”. Kybella® is injected under the chin by Dr. Alvarez, and requires anywhere from 2-4 session, with each session 6-8 weeks apart.
Kybella® is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction in the submental region to deal with double chin.
Kybella® may be right for you if: